Cao Bang Travel Guide, Attractions

Cao Bang is located to the Northeast of Vietnam sharing the border with China. Cao Bang is known for the famed Ban Gioc Waterfall, the spectacular yet hidden Nguom Ngao Cave, idyllic mountains everywhere, Pac Bo Cave, former battlefields...

Cao Bang is located to the Northeast of Vietnam sharing the border with China. Cao Bang is known for the famed Ban Gioc Waterfall, the spectacular yet hidden Nguom Ngao Cave, idyllic mountains everywhere, Pac Bo Cave, former battlefields...

An old man and baby from the Tay ethnic group in Cao Bang
An old man and baby from the Tay ethnic group in Cao Bang

1/ Cao Bang City offers the visitors with the scenic Bang Giang riverside, Cao Bang Old Fortress, Cao Bang Market

The old Fortress of Cao Bang
The old Fortress of Cao Bang

 

Cao Bang Market
Cao Bang Market

2/From Cao Bang City, we follow a scenic road which travels northeastwards to the Chinese border where the famed Ban Gioc Waterfall and the well hidden Nguom Ngao Cave are located. The tour to these sites take a full day. There are several high points which offer panoramic views of the surrounding at the Ma Phuc Pass and Khau Liem Pass.

 

Mountains at the Ma Phuc Pass
Mountains at the Ma Phuc Pass

 

The Ban Gioc Waterfall
The Ban Gioc Waterfall

 

The amazing Nguom Ngao Cave
The amazing Nguom Ngao Cave

3/ From Cao Bang City, another scenic road which travels northwards brings us to Ha Quang District also on the Chinese border. Here we can visit the Pac Bo Cave where Ho Chi Minh came back to Vietnam after 30 years living in exile seeking ways to liberate Vietnam from the French. The tour to Pac Bo takes half a day.

Scenice landscape on the way to Pac Bo
Scenice landscape on the way to Pac Bo

 

Path to the Pac Bo Cave
Path to the Pac Bo Cave

4/ If we follow Route 4 to travel southeastwards, we’ll traveling through historical sites which marked famed battles and which influenced so much in shaping up the Vietnamese recent history.

Captivating mountains at the Bao Dong Mountain
Captivating mountains at the Bao Dong Mountain

 

 

The Old Fort of Dong Khe
The Old Fort of Dong Khe

 

 

Rice transplanting at Cao Bang
Rice transplanting at Cao Bang